tr.v. re·pat·ri·at·ed, re·pat·ri·at·ing, re·pat·ri·ates
To restore or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or origin: repatriate war refugees.
n. (-ĭt, -āt′)
One who has been repatriated.
[Late Latin repatriāre, repatriāt-, to return to one's country : Latin re-, re- + Latin patria, native country; see EXPATRIATE.]
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